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Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge

Why we need your help

Since 2000, this inspiring event has raised over £5 million for education, healthcare, development and wildlife projects across Kenya. Every year, Safaricom Marathon funds bring proven and lasting benefits to communities and wildlife across Kenya. Come and see for yourself!
Happy Safaricom Marathon Runner
Tusk and Lewa Conservancy share a common goal to promote wildlife conservation as a catalyst to support the land, its culture and its people. Alongside Lewa’s incredible wildlife, you will visit water projects and schools directly funded by the event.  Lasting conservation starts with people and you will see the difference your fundraising can make.
One of Tusk’s major partners since 1990, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is renowned worldwide for innovative and highly successful community-led conservation.  Lewa’s pioneering work helped recover Kenya’s black rhino population from the brink of extinction and protects 11% of the world’s critically endangered Grevy’s zebra. The Lewa Education Programme currently supports 21 primary and secondary schools and over 7,000 children. The community development programme provides water for drinking and irrigation. Crucially, it also supports agriculture, healthcare and road infrastructure. 
Safaricom Marathon Zebra on Course
Funds from this event support more than a dozen other projects in Kenya, working with local communities to protect endangered species from the mountain bongo to many turtle species.
The Safaricom Marathon is unique. Established and organised every year by Tusk as the charity’s own flagship event, runners are required to raise funds for the Safaricom Marathon’s projects in Kenya. Unfortunately, Tusk is not in a position to accept entries from runners who wish to fundraise for other charities.
Safaricom Marathon Water Station
We ask each competitor to raise a minimum of UK£1,500 / US$2,025 over and above the cost of entering the event. Please note that this is a condition of your entry. Many runners set themselves a higher target, which we always encourage! The corporate team raising the highest amount will be presented with a magnificent rhino bronze trophy.
Tusk is registered with www.virginmoneygiving.com in the UK (or www.crowdrise.com in the USA). Both online fundraising sites allow you to create a sponsorship form with easy access for your supporters, knowing their money is going directly to Tusk. UK tax-paying donors can enhance their contribution by agreeing to Gift Aid their sponsorship (for every £10 you raise, Tusk will receive another £2.50 from the Government provided you are a UK tax payer).
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Visit Safaricom Marathon 2019 website.

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Make a Difference - Run the World's Wildest Virtual Challenge

This inspiring event has raised over $7.5 million for wildlife conservation, education, healthcare, and livelihoods across Kenya. Every year, the marathon, which is organised by Tusk and Lewa, brings lasting benefits to rural communities and wildlife across Kenya. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you sadly can’t experience the race itself this year, but you can still make a huge difference by taking part in our 2020 Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge and help us raise vital funds for our projects. Then, why not come and run in 2021 and see the amazing impact for yourself!

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon Challenge 2020

One of Tusk’s major partners since 1995, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is renowned worldwide for innovative and highly successful community-led conservation.  Lewa’s pioneering work helped recover Kenya’s black rhino population from the brink of extinction and protects 11% of the world’s critically endangered Grevy’s zebra. The Lewa Education Programme currently supports 21 primary and secondary schools and over 7,000 children. The community development programme provides water for drinking and irrigation. Crucially, it also supports agriculture, healthcare and road infrastructure.

Happy Marathon Runner

Funds from this event support more than a dozen other projects in Kenya, working with local communities to protect endangered species from the African lion and mountain bongo to many turtle species along Kenya’s coastline.

Lewa Safari Marathon Zebra on Course


As this is a virtual event with runners taking part at home, running around their garden, their streets, parks or on a treadmill, we are simply asking each person to make a minimum voluntary donation and if you feel able to go a step further invite your friends and family to sponsor you by setting up a fundraising page here. 

Lewa Safari Marathon Water Station

Tusk is registered with Virgin Money Giving in the UK (or www.gofundme.com in the USA). Both online fundraising sites allow you to create a sponsorship form with easy access for your supporters, knowing their money is going directly to Tusk. UK tax-paying donors can enhance their contribution by agreeing to Gift Aid their sponsorship (for every £10 you raise, Tusk will receive another £2.50 from the Government provided you are a UK tax payer).

Any offline donations should be made payable to Tusk Trust (contact info@tusk.org) or Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (lewaintl@lewa.org).*

*If you are a Swiss or Canadian taxpayer and you wish to donate in-country to take advantage of tax benefits, please email lewaintl@lewa.org.

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Supporters

Jeremy Barton

Barton Family's Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon

1520.00
Danielle Belcher

Running a marathon during the month of June.

0.00
Katerina Bezuskova

Running the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon

10.00
Slapton Tusk Strollers

Slapton Tusk Strollers

572.80
Lucy Blunt

Running the Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon

525.00
Lucy Booth

Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon 2020

395.00
Tyler Boshoff

Running 5km for Tusk

105.00
lauren breeds

10k virtual run for tusk

35.00
Ava Bremner

Running Virtual Lewa Marathon

50.00
Bryle Cadavos

Running

525.59

Sep 17, 2020

Anonymous

Walking 10km with a friend for Wildlife

5.00

Jul 28, 2020

Nicole Meier

20.00

Jul 20, 2020

Team Merrill

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 16, 2020

Fiona AM

Well done Attwoods!

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2020

Anonymous

25.00

Jul 02, 2020

Mike

Great event. Congratulations on this initiative - I look forward to a realtime event next year.

500.00

Jul 01, 2020

Julia Parker

Great idea to do a virtual Lewa marathon!

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 01, 2020

Anita Powell

Congratulations to the Aardvark Safaris team with your virtual Lewa marathon last weekend. Now you have to do the real thing next year!!

25.00

Jul 01, 2020

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 30, 2020

Efem

Well done guys.

100.00

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